Thursday, May 11, 2006

Minus 5 Plus Michael, Mike, and Bill, on a Maddening Loop

This version of "Country Feedback," the haunting slow jangle from R.E.M.'s out of time, was played at a Minus 5 concert at the Georgia Theater in Athens, GA. It features Michael Stipe on vocals, Mike Mills on keyboards, Peter Buck on guitar, and Bill Berry on bass.

Let me rephrase that:

BILL BERRY is on bass, Stipe sings, Mills is on the keys, and Buck on the guitar.

You have to get past two minutes of crowd noise & chat, but then there it is.

REM - Country Feedback (Live in Athens, 1 Apr 2006) (mp3)

And here are a couple of covers by the Minus 5 at the same show:

The Ballad of John and Yoko (Beatles cover, live in Athens, 1 Apr 2006) (mp3)

Don't Be Denied (Neil Young cover, live in Athens, 1 Apr 2006) (mp3)

All songs taken from this torrent of the entire show.

We love you, Bill.

One of these things doesn't belong here...

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